Just like it is with everything else, the Word of God is the biggest blessing for every single topic in human life. These 8 marriage Scriptures will be the best marriage lessons you will ever get, and if learned correctly, they will turn you into a marriage expert.
As the ultimate Biblical partner in your marriage/relationship that you aim to be, remember that Christ must always be in the center of your marriage. So many people have so many divorces and all kinds of troubles in their marriages/relationships because God is NOT at the center of those marriages or relationships.
As you’ll see from these astonishing Godly people in the Bible, the marriage journey with the Lord can be so absolutely amazing! Marriage is such a great blessing from God. Sure it can be tricky sometimes but with the right knowledge from the Word of God it can become SO much easier.
So, here are those 8 Biblical marriage lessons that shed SO much insight into how a Godly marriage should be like:
Jacob And Rachel: Time doesn’t break apart that relationship if it comes from God
Afraid of any troubles in your relationship? That it won’t last? That you’ll divorce? Then, you need to read everything about Jacob and Rachel and their Godly marriage in Genesis 29:16.
Genesis 29:16: “Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17 Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful. 18 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, “I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.”
Jacob endured SEVEN(7) years of hard labor just to be in a relationship with Rachel. If that relationship in your life is from God, time won’t be able to break it apart.
This is one of the biggest lessons that comes from the marriage Scriptures. The only thing Rachel did was trust the Lord. Just don’t waste time being in a relationship with any man that wouldn’t do something like this for you. Why? Because you are a daughter of the King of Kings and you know your worth. God can definitely bring a Jacob into your life.
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Esther and King Xerxes: In difficult times in her marriage, she trusted only God and not man.
Esther was a Godly woman married to one of the most powerful men of the world in her time. She is a vivid example that all Biblical wives must trust God before even trusting their husbands, because as men, they can fail. We found out just how much of an inspiration she can be in this Bible verse:
eSTHER 4:15: “Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 16 “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish”.
When she was in trouble, Esther did not trust anyone but God and started to look for him fervently in hardcore fasting and prayer. The beautiful Esther did not trust in her husband(who was the king), her uncle Mordechai, her friends, or ANYTHING but God. He is the one that you should trust above anything. When you learn from her and apply this beautiful lesson from the marriage Scriptures, you’ll be the ultimate Biblical wife and woman.
Adam And Eve: Temptation can come anytime in your marriage
It is said that men are weak, but the truth is both women and men are weak, not only men. You need to really help your husband avoid temptation, and he needs to help you, so you’ll both avoid any sin that could harm your beautiful marriage.
Adam and Eve are an interesting lesson and Genesis 3:4-6 is astonishing. It shows us the extremely important role wives have to lead their husbands to God’s perfect will and righteousness. To lead them away from indecency.
Genesis 3:4-6: “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it”.
The devil is a liar and you must be careful with that hideous thing. Eve had a commandment from God not to eat from the forbidden fruit. When she sinned, she not only ate it herself but she brought it to her partner, thus making him commit that terrible sin too.
As Biblical women, our life mission is to be that Godly help our husband needs, in order to PLEASE God, and not make him sin like Eve did. We must learn from her that temptation can come anytime and as Biblical wives and women we must be prepared for them and rooted in the Word of the Lord. You can read all about your incredibly important mission to be the Godly help your husband needs by clicking here.
Isaac And Rebekah: God matches the right people together
Abraham had sent one his servants to get a wife for Isaac. The servant was really worried that he wouldn’t be able to get a wife for him! and he was praying to God so that God would help him with this really intricate mission.
Again, we find out just how utterly awesome our Lord is because the man had not even finished praying, when God made appear the most beautiful woman for Isaac just out of the blue:
genesis 24:15-16: “Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor. 16 The woman was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever slept with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again”.
If you have the Lord Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you never have to worry about dying alone in a house full of cats.
I see so many people desperate to find the right partner. With the Lord, You don’t have to ever worry about getting the right partner, our spouse. With the Lord everything will fall into its perfect place if you just trust Him.
David And Bathsheba: The consequences of adultery can even be death
King David was an amazing Godly man who was just WOW. However, he committed a mistake and sin that caused serious death. Because the consequences of ALL sin, (including unfaithfulness in marriage) can be death.
2 Samuel 11:2 states:
2 Samuel 11:2-5: “One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful,3 and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.” 4 Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. (Now she was purifying herself from her monthly uncleanness.) Then she went back home. 5 The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, “I am pregnant.”
Some could say that Bathsheba was just a victim in the situation, but the truth is she is to blame too for the sin. Bathsheba knew what she was doing(cheating), and she could have said no.
The king of Israel, king David, sinned when he saw and coveted Bathsheba with strong lust, who was bathing close to his palace. The story is real tough, but in short, David managed to get rid of Bathsheba’s husband in war (he was a soldier) in order to hide his affair with her(because she got pregnant). God punished him severely and told him that the kid that was the product of that adultery and murder, was going to die.
Tough, I know. But this lesson from the marriage Scriptures must encourage to not ever fall in adultery.
Abraham And Sarah: God wants unity, not separation in your marriage
There is a really amazing saying that I heard once from an old man that says: “Back in my day, things that were broken were fixed, not replaced, that is why marriages lasted much longer years ago”. We really have to commit to have unity in marriage. And fortunately, God helps us understand this.
We can learn SO much from one of the ultimate Biblical marriages in the marriage Scriptures. Sarah was so beautiful that Abraham told her to say that she was his SISTER instead of his wife when traveling together, because he was afraid someone might kill him in order to get Sarah. Long story short, when Sarah (as she was pretending to be single) was about to be seduced by a king, God punished that king, and it turned out that that king was fearful of God, and really got mad at Abraham for not telling him that Sarah was his wife.
God took care of Abraham’s honor, isn’t our Lord and God beautiful?
**Super important additional point to make!
God wants unity and not separation in marriage, and that couples work through their conflicts with His heavenly help.
However, just like it was stated above, there is an exception which concerns you: Since the Lord loves you so much, if your husband or your wife cheats, God doesn’t want you to put up with that. Our beautiful Lord Jesus stated in Matthew 5:32:
Matthew 5:32: “But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery”.
Analyzing this amazing words from our beautiful Lord Jesus, we can absolutely visualize that he gives both women and men the option to divorce if their partner is unfaithful and commits sexual immorality/adultery/fornication. It’s the only valid reason that God accepts for divorce. Because He loves you so much he doesn’t want anyone to suffer cheating. How beautiful is our lovely Lord and God right?
In your journey to being the ultimate Biblical partner in your marriage, you’ll definitely want to keep in mind the next Bible lesson, from none other than King Solomon.
Solomon And His Pagan Wives: Never let your spouse drive you apart from God
If you are married to an unbeliever/bad person that definitely does NOT know the love of our beautiful Lord Jesus, it can get tricky.
1 Kings 11:4 is the mind-blowing example and it states:
1 Kings 11:4: “As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been”.
This other “gods” that your unbeliever husband or wife can lead you to could be just skipping church on Sundays for doing something else, and any other number of things. Beware!
This lesson in the marriage Scriptures is very special. Solomon was the king of all Israel as successor to his father David. He married a TON of women, who were constantly NOT devoted to the God of Israel, and were pagan.
These pagan wives led him to commit an awful sin of idolatry and to abandon the ONE and only TRUE, God of Israel. This lesson is super important because it shows we should never allow our spouses to make us get far from God. God is more important than your spouse.
Paul: There is nothing wrong with being single for the Lord Jesus Christ
Okay so I have left this one for last because it’s very unique and particular. Although the Apostle Paul was not married, He is a very important lesson in the marriage Scriptures. Not marrying and giving our entire devotion and attention to our beautiful Lord Jesus can definitely be the best thing to do.
The holy Apostle Paul’s life shows us that perhaps not marrying at all might be a good thing, if that is God’s will for you. Sometimes, being single can be SO much better because the Lord is the best companion for our lives always. In addition, you could become single by divorce as well. If that’s your case, perhaps the Lord wants for you to be single.
Remember: Marriage is such a great blessing from God. It can be tricky sometimes but with the right knowledge from these marriage Scriptures in the Word of God it can become SO much easier. If you loved these important marriage Scriptures on how to be a Biblical partner in a perfect Godly marriage, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to see your comments.